Pregnancy is a magical, special time in a woman’s life. The anticipation of baby’s arrival, however, is met with some side effects and aches & pains. Chiropractic care is beneficial for both the pregnancy months as well as childbirth position.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is an essential ingredient to your prenatal care. A large percentage of all pregnant women experience back pain and discomfort during pregnancy. This discomfort is due to the rapid growth of the baby and interference to your body’s normal structural adaptations to that growth. Pre-existing unnoticed imbalances in your spine and pelvis become overtaxed during these times. The added stresses lead to discomfort and difficulty while performing routine, daily activities.
As your baby develops, your uterus enlarges to accommodate the rapid growth. So long as the pelvis is in a balanced state, the ligaments connected to the uterus maintain an equalized, supportive suspension for the uterus. If your pelvis is out of balance in any way, these ligaments become torqued and twisted, causing a condition known as constraint to your uterus. This constraint limits the space of the developing baby.
Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve and even prevent the common discomforts experienced in pregnancy. Specific adjustments eliminate these stresses in your spine, restore balance to your pelvis and result in greater comfort and lifestyle improvements.
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Chiropractic Advice for Childbirth Positions
Any compromised position for the baby throughout pregnancy will affect his or her optimal development. Conditions such as torticollis occur because a baby’s space was cramped in-utero. If the woman’s uterus is constrained as birth approaches, the baby is prevented from getting into the best possible position for birth. Even if the baby is in the desirable head down position, constraint in the uterus affects the baby’s head from moving into the ideal presentation for delivery. The head may be slightly tilted off to one side or even more traumatically, present in the posterior position. Any baby position even slightly off during birth will slow down labour and add pain to both the mother and baby.
Many women have been told that their babies were too big, or labor “just slowed down” when it was really the baby’s presentation interfering with the normal process and progression. Avoidable interventions are implemented during a natural process into an operative one. Our doctors can work specifically with your pelvis and spine throughout pregnancy restoring a state of balance and creating an environment for an easier, safer delivery.